If you’re looking to hang your new draperies or curtains, drapery hooks are an easy option that are also quite effective. While there are many types of drapery hooks, the most common are a single wire that’s folded against itself. On one end you’ll see a sharp prong, and on the other end you’ll see a curved hook. These hooks are better known as drapery pins, and you may recognize that they look almost like fishing hooks. |
There are many possible variations on drapery hooks, including extra prongs, blunt tips, and angled hooks. However, all drapery pins and hooks work in the same way, and installing them is pretty easy. If you want a simple, clean window treatment project, then these are the perfect drapery hardware to hang them without the use of complicated tools, without a lot of hassle, and without wasting a ton of time. We have the simple instructions you need to hang these hooks on your windows. Start with the right sized hooks
Take a look at the back of the top of your curtain. There should be a hemmed panel that runs along the width of the curtain. This is where you’ll insert the curtain hook or drapery hook. Take a hold of the straight portion of the hook and put it against the panel to ensure it isn’t longer than the hem. You don’t want the point of your hook to point through the top of the panel. Get your curtain ready
Next up, lay your curtain in front of you face down. Find the seam at the bottom of the portion that’s hemmed. Now it’s time to insert the hooks
Take the straight, pointed part of the drapery hook and insert it at the base of the seam. It should go into the fabric and slide into the hemmed portion. Be sure that it doesn’t poke through the front or top of your panel. The hooks should be spaced between 8 and 9 inches apart and there should be one on either end. Let’s hang your curtains!
Now take the curved part of the drapery hook and place it over the curtain rod, or through the tabs of a traverse rod. Fan out the fabric to give it a fuller look, and you’re done! One final tip
Be sure you don’t tug on curtains that have been hung with drapery hooks. It’s true that these hooks are strong enough to keep your draperies in place, but the hooks aren’t strong enough to hold extra pressure or weight.
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